Arlington, Virginia
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: TRADES MANAGER/LEADER (WATER, SEWER, AND STREETS) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 07/27/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $45,822.40 - $86,632.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: Water/Sewer/Streets Division - 4200 S. 28th Street, Arlington, Virginia       Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Trades Manager/Leader for the sewer section within the operations division of the Water, Sewer, and Streets (WSS) Bureau. This employee leads a multi-functional team performing a variety of work tasks related to the maintenance, replacement, repairs, and new installations of sewer mains, as well as vegetation control, pest control abatement, potholes, asphalt patches, and concrete curb and gutter. Other duties will include snow removal, emergency operations, and assisting other sections as needed.

Specific duties include:
  • Assisting WSS management in defining the overall scope of work and creating detailed activity plans for program areas;
  • Planning, scheduling, managing and evaluating sewer maintenance project work and ensuring that the crew is able to complete all work safely, using appropriate technical equipment and following applicable County regulations, laws and accident prevention measures;
  • Assisting in the development of performance measures and evaluating program productivity and efficiency through analysis of available data and usage of MS Office Suite;
  • Assisting in monitoring program implementation to ensure compliance with budget, schedules, policies, procedures, and regulations;
  • Providing training, monitoring employees in the use of a variety of specialized equipment, technical procedures, and safety methods, and ensuring that supplies, tools, materials and equipment are available for each job;
  • Performing administrative functions such as time reporting, activity reports and personal injury, accident and vehicle reports and performance evaluations;
  • Resolving on-site issues as they arise, ensuring that all safety precautions are taken, and assisting in emergency and/or standby situations by responding and mobilizing the team, including communicating with appropriate staff;
  • Interacting with citizens, contractors, Miss Utility locators, engineers, surveyors and other stakeholders as required and collaborating with County staff during off-hour shifts as needed;
  • Interpreting, communicating, and ensuring adherence to federal, state, and local regulations, including safety mandates;
  • Reading and interpreting technical manuals, blueprints, maps, or diagrams to assist with planning projects and providing technical information to work team;
  • Directing crews on-site in a variety of technical procedures such as the following:
    • snaking and flushing water/sewer lines
    • conducting smoke and dye tests
    • inspecting manholes
    • asphalt and/or concrete maintenance;
    • utility repairs; and
    • construction project management and implementation (Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)- single or multiple projects); and other specialized maintenance activities.
The successful candidate should have education and experience that demonstrates the following:
  • Ability to manage projects and provide management with budget information and/or data pertaining to budgets;
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate trades workers and to work collaboratively with other agencies, contractors, and citizens;
  • Excellent communication skills including writing skills for composition and editing of reports, proposals, procedures, policies, and recommendations;
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of asset management systems, with the ability to assign and track work electronically (database, excel, etc.).

 Selection Criteria: NOTE: This recruitment may be used to fill other comparable vacancies in the Department of Environmental Services.

: High School Diploma, GED, or Graduation from Vocational School, and significant trades worker experience that included construction/maintenance in water, sewer or street operations and including some responsibility for providing guidance, team coordination, or other similar level leadership work. See Special Requirements below.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with CDL and experience in one or more of the following:
  • Supervising or leading construction or maintenance projects;
  • Daily maintenance, construction and operation of sewer and/or streets projects/operations;
  • Technical areas in sewer or street operations;
  • Monitoring costs related to specific projects and overall project/program budgets; and/or
  • Performing administrative functions such as time reporting, activity reports and personal injury, accident and vehicle reports.

 Special Requirements: 1) Applicant must possess a Class "A" or "B" commercial driver's license from the applicant's place of residence or be able to obtain one within six months of hire date.
2) The applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. If the applicant possesses a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.
3) Applicant must provide written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employers information required by DOT agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information; and prior to appointment, applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screening, and will be subject to drug screening at such times during employment as required by federal, state and local standards and policies.
4) Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and passing a pre-employment drug screening and alcohol breath test as required by applicable standards.
5) Requires learning and following all safety rules and regulations pertaining to job functions which include attending all required safety classes and meetings in order to ensure a safe working environment and to ensure team members are practicing the required safety rules and regulations.
 Additional Information: Work hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Employee may be required to work other shifts and overtime as needed and must be available for call-back in all types of emergency situations, i.e., snow removal, etc.

Work is performed in a combination of office and outdoors environments. Outdoor conditions may include all types of weather, moving traffic, exposure to drafts, noise, dust, grease, and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, and lifting light to very heavy objects and equipment.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The official title of this position is Trades Manager/Leader I.

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